Three Synthetic Roofing Products That You Can Have Installed For Your Roof Replacement


There are many different roofing products available, which can provide your home with benefits like energy savings. Some of these materials are synthetic materials made to look like shingles, shakes or slate, as well as other materials. The synthetic materials can outlast materials like asphalt shingles, are more affordable than slate or tiles, and are compatible with things like solar roofing systems. If you want to have a synthetic roof installed on your home, here are three styles that are available for your roof replacement:

1. Slate Roofing Systems

Slate roofing can look great on your home, but it can also be costly to install and repair. With synthetic slate, you will be able to have the look of slate without the extra cost. It will also last longer than real slate. Synthetic slate can also be used for roof replacement on homes where real slate cannot be installed due to load issues and structures that will not support the extra weight of slate roofing.  Synthetic roofing can also be installed on top of conventional plywood decking, which will reduce costs and improve energy efficiency of your home.

2. Synthetic Shakes 

If you want to have a home with cedar shakes, you may want to use synthetic roofing. It will not have the problems with mold, mildew and rot. It can also be used in hot, dry climates, where shakes are not an ideal roofing material. They are also good for wet climates, where issues with fungus, mold and mildew can be a problem. It is a material that will also last a lot longer, and will not need the constant maintenance and repairs that you would have with cedar shakes. You will get the benefit of the look of cedar shakes, without all the problems and maintenance that come with real shakes.

3. Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles are another type of roofing material that you can have installed on your home. These are usually asphalt shingles with a 3D style to them to make them appear more like shake roofing.  These shingles can come as asphalt shingles, or there are newer alternative materials that are made of composites other than the conventional asphalt shingles. These shingles are affordable, and will last longer than conventional asphalt shingles

If you want a roof that will last for decades and give you benefits like energy savings, contact a roofing contractor, such as Allen Roofing & Construction Inc, and ask them about installing one of these products on your home.


19 December 2014

 Pool Care Perfection

Before you decide on adding a pool to your backyard, you need to decide how you’re going to take care of the pool once it’s in. This is a very important part of the pool addition process, because you’re going to spend a lot more time on the upkeep of the pool than on the installation, and it’s important to have a plan in place. After years of pool ownership, I’ve learned a lot about how to take care of a pool, what you can do yourself, and what to leave to the pool professionals. I started this blog to help others learn what they need to know about pool care and maintenance. Take a deep breath and dive right in!